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TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)

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What is TRIO Student Support Services (SSS)?

TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a brand new federally-funded program on campus aimed at helping you adjust to college life, succeed in your classes, graduate with a degree or certificate, and start your career or transfer to a four-year university to continue your education.

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Why Would I be Interested in the TRIO SSS Program?

BTC’s TRIO SSS program will provide you with free resources and services, including:

  • A personal success coach, who will help you navigate the college process, find funding, and achieve your academic and career goals.
  • A supportive community of other BTC students and staff members
  • Small group and personalized academic tutoring (Math, English, and Science)
  • Peer mentoring
  • Cultural events and student leadership opportunities
  • Personalized support to successfully complete your degree or certificate!

If you are highly motivated to complete your college education, but having a hard time understanding the college process or college expectations, we encourage you to apply.

How Do I Know if I am Eligible for this Program?

You may qualify for TRIO SSS if you are:

  • Enrolled or plan to enroll full-time (12 or more credits per quarter)
  • Working on your first college degree or certificate
  • Have a need for academic support
  • A US Citizen or Permanent Resident


Are one or more of the following:

  • First-generation (neither parent graduated from a four year college)
  • Have limited income
  • Have a documented physical, medical, psychological, or learning disability

Who Can I Talk to about this Program?

Stop by Room 218 on the 2nd floor of Campus Center (CC) or call 360-752-8640.

How Do I Apply?

Applying is easy! Contact us at or 360-752-8640 for information or stop by the TRIO office in room 218 on the Campus Center (CC) second floor